North Shore - Bell's Trailhead to River Bend Campground Loop

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User: MikeHikes - 6/12/2022

Location: San Angelo State Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 1star  Solitude: 4point5stars
Miles Hiked: 5.40 Miles  Elapsed Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes


Leg 1 -  Bell's Trailhead > Trailhead to Trailhead (S) > Dinosaur Trail > Badlands Trail > park road     3.8 miles

Leg 2 -  Park road (NE) > River Bend Campground > South Slick Rock > Trailhead to Trailhead (N) > Shady Trail > Bell's Trailhead   1.6 miles

Temp was 78 at start, 90 at end.  Sunny with steady SW wind 10-20mph.

Easy hike along dry and somewhat bushy trails.  Mesquites are growing and their branches are hanging in the trail - caution is advised for bikers and equestrians!  Not much bird activity, no animals spotted but we saw quite a few lizards.  All in all an uneventful, warm but pleasant hike.


Info kiosk and a bicycle repair station are available at Bell's Trailhead.  Water and shade available at nearby campground.

Water, shade and info kiosk availabe at DInosaur Tracks Viewing Area.

Water, shade, info kiosk and dry toilets available at River Bend Campground.

Area around San Angelo State Park
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